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Fury retracts retirement claim just hours later

Tyson Fury is back in the game. Credit: PA

British boxer Tyson Fury has quickly retracted the claim that he was retiring from the sport.

Earlier on Monday the 28-year-old said he would be quitting the sport, which he described as "the saddest thing I ever took part in".

In his latest tweet, Fury said: "Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea [sic] are like. Tut tut."


Anthony Joshua would fight Wladimir Klitschko if Tyson Fury loses belts

Anthony Joshua says he would fight Wladimir Klitschko Credit: PA

Anthony Joshua is ready and willing to take on Wladimir Klitschko later this year if Tyson Fury is stripped of his title belts, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.

The heavyweight title rematch between Fury and Klitschko was cancelled for a second time on Friday night after the Briton was declared ''medically unfit to fight''.

That clash had been due to take place in Manchester on October 29 but Fury, whose previous attempt at a rematch with Klitschko in July was abandoned after the WBA and WBO champion sustained an ankle injury, will now undergo treatment on his condition.

It is not known how long Fury will be out for, but undefeated IBF champion Joshua - who is in line to make the second defence of his title in Manchester on November 26 - has thrown his hat in the ring to fight Ukrainian Klitschko.

However, Joshua's promoter Hearn insists their primary goal is still an all-British showdown against Fury, and hopes the 28-year-old retains his titles.

Hearn told Sky Sports News: "From our side, if Wladimir Klitschko against Anthony Joshua can be made for the WBA and the IBF belts, for November 26, we are taking that fight, no question.

"But, as always in boxing it's a very complicated process, there's so much that needs to happen and I don't feel like they'll strip Tyson Fury just yet. I hope they don't, because we want the winner of that fight, Fury against Klitschko.

"We want to fight Tyson Fury really, that's a unification fight between two Brits in the heavyweight division, that's never happened before and it'll never again."

Carl Frampton becomes two-weight world champion

Carl Frampton beat Leo Santa Cruz in New York. Credit: Noah K. Murray / USA TODAY Sports

Carl Framtpon has become a two-weight world champion with a majority decision victory over Leo Santa Cruz in their featherweight title bout in New York.

Frampton, from Northern Ireland and a former super-bamtamweight, fought for the first time at 122lbs.

He gave an assured and composed performance to stun his unbeaten Mexican opponent, scoring a 23rd professional win.

Judge Guido Cavalleri scored the contest 114-114, but two others ruled in favour of the young boxer, giving him the belt his manager won in 1985.

David Haye donates £100,000 to retired boxer Blackwell

David Haye has donated almost £100,000 to Nick Blackwell to help the former British middleweight champion prepare for retirement.

Blackwell, 25, was placed into an induced coma after suffering a bleed on the skull in March’s fight with Chris Eubank Jnr.

Nick Blackwell has made a full recovery but will never fight again after his career was ended in March. Credit: PA

Haye pledged to donate 10 per cent of ticket sales from his May fight with Arnold Gjergjaj.

"It's amazing, he's been so good to me," Blackwell said. "I didn't know him before at all, but he's texting me every other day, seeing how I am.”

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